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Restock

Just stocking up our bank of contact lenses. Having regular aftercare checks and correctly using your contacts lenses is vital to keep your eyes healthy. Book in today!

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Children in glasses – stick with it!

Nearly a year ago now, one of my little girls at nearly age 3 started to wear spectacles. (totally shocked me, I completely know how all the parents of my patients feel now when I give them the news!!) To start off with the novelty of having glasses encouraged her to wear them, but that […]

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Lens Options

After your sight test, if you need spectacles, the optometrist (Clare or Jane) will recommend the type of glasses you need based on your prescription and vision. After that, it’s over to Francesca to help you decide on your new frames, go through the lens choices with you and get you measured up for your […]

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Your Prescription Explained: Recall dates

At the end of your sight test the optometrist will let you know when they want to see you again. They will make that decision based on a few different factors including your general health, age, vision, eye health and family history. Two years is the longest time it will be, and is the ‘standard’ […]

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Your Prescription Explained – Presbyopia

Presbyopia affects patients in their forties and older. The word ‘presbyopia’ actually means ‘old sight’ and the condition is characterised by someone needing help focusing on near objects, even if they have never worn glasses before or if they wear them already for distance or general use. Presbyopia is particularly noticeable in dim light and […]

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Your Prescription Explained – Long Sightedness

After your sight test, you may have been told that you are long sighted (or hyperopic/hypermetropic in optician speak) – this basically means that you have difficulty focusing on things close up but can usually see far away quite well. The degree of difficulty you have in seeing things close up depends on the strength […]

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Your Prescription Explained: Short Sightedness

After your sight test, you may have been told that you are short sighted (or myopic in optician speak) – this basically means that you have difficulty seeing things far away but can usually see close up quite well. The degree of difficulty you have in seeing things far away depends on the strength of […]

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Your Prescription Explained: Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, you will have blurry vision at all distances as a result of the cornea (the front surface of the eye) or the lens inside the eye being ‘irregularly’ shaped. This is nothing to worry about as it can easily be corrected with prescription glasses or special toric contact lenses. Basically, instead […]

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